By Nyein Nyein
A three-day Myanmar International Livestock Expo 2020 (MILE2020) is scheduled to be held from 14-16 May at the Yangon Convention Center (YCC). The expo is being organized by the Myanmar Livestock Federation (MLF).
MILE2020 will be the biggest livestock expo in Myanmar, and will be held alongside Agri-Tech Myanmar 2020, said officials.
It will feature the latest products and technologies in livestock, poultry, and related agribusinesses, and feature a conference of veterinarians, animal scientists, and manufacturers.
Exhibitors from 10 countries will display their products in 130 booths. The expo will also provide business matching opportunities.
Those operating businesses in animal health products and equipment, feed processing, livestock production facilities and equipment, livestock and poultry production, diagnostics, breeding, finance and insurance sectors must take part in the expo, said organizers.
Livestock and poultry production in Myanmar has been growing 10-15 per cent annually. Most breeders are using traditional methods and some have shifted to modern methods. Moreover, integrated poultry and fish farming is widely seen in Myanmar.
According to the MLF, at present, there are 1.35 million broilers being raised for meat, about 1.465 million semi-broilers, and more than 2.9 million layers (for eggs) at integrated poultry and fish farms in Myanmar. “The industry has been producing meat and eggs at a reasonable price to fulfill the needs of consumers. It also helps support the country’s meat sector,” it stated.
Currently, there are 211 livestock entrepreneurs employing 6,330 workers in the integrated farming industry.
MLF is the leading organization in the livestock and poultry sector in Myanmar. (Translated by Ei Myat Mon)